Climbs 68
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 20m a.s.l
Faces S

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Bow Shaped Slab, Pembroke © chrisimray

Crag features

Regarded as a bit of an outpost from the more popular Pembroke haunts, Flimston Bay offers plenty of decent routes including many at a useful grade. There is climbing all over the area but for most visitors, much of this will be too hard or too esoteric. The four walls covered in this section include three easy-angled slabs, and one hard-angled wall. The two narrow slabs of Flimston Crack and Bow-Shaped Slab give the full sea cliff experience at a grade that most can manage. The most popular area is the accessible Crystal Slabs - heaven for those into slabby VSs. Adding another dimension to the area is the unique Mosaic Wall - heaven for people who are into well-protected savagely-strenuous crack climbs of E3 and above ..... and I know there are a lot of you out there!

Approach notes

Note that Flimston Bay is in Range East and is not in Range West ... from the BMC page below the Flimston (perimeter bays) that is in Range West is much further west "This area, as described in the Pembroke guidebook, runs from The Wash to The Green Bridge, below Flimston Down. Not to be confused with Flimston Bay to the east. The rock looks both intimidating and unstable and most climbs here are in the mid to high grades." the restricted Flimston is grid ref SR 92109435

Restricted Access

Some loose rock on the top pitches. Night firing normally occurs on Tuesday & Thursday but may also alternate to Monday & Wednesday.

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Guidebooks

Pembroke

This new app version of the Pembroke Rockfax has been significantly updated with 350 extra routes, new geo-located maps and updates to the existing information. The print guide from 2009 had 650 routes and this new app package has nearly 1000! The update includes many easier routes plus extra lines at the main crags covered in the book. It also has extensive deep water soloing coverage with the majority of the crags from Mike Robertson's 2007 Deep Water book added to the mix.
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Pembroke

This book from 2009 covers all the classic routes on the most popular crags of Pembroke. It covers the beautiful slab climbing around St. David's and all the best crags of Range East and the Lydstep areas, as far as Mother Carey's Kitchen. The range and variety of routes is enough to keep any climber happy; from those leading moderate grades keen to have a look for the first time, all the way to those who have developed lifelong obsessions for the place!
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Access needs updating - This crack is in Range East and is fine to climb on. It can be found just after the first cattle grid / fence. Bow shaped wall is found after the second cattle grid and a T-junction in the road
partz - 31/Jul/16
Go west along the coast about 3 or 4 crags
Ander - 07/Aug/11
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Flimstone Ridge - East Side
2 Adam's Groove
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E4 5c  
3 Choronzon E10 7a ***  
  Flimston Stack
5 California Girls
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S 4a  
6 Flakeaway HS 4b 26
7 Good Vibrations
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HS 4b 2
8 Thieves
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XS 5b  
9 The Continuing Adventures Of The Green Plastic Dinosaur
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XS 5c  
  Barrel Slab
11 Kisses for Mayakovsky E2 5b 3
12 Judith's Slab
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E1 5a 1
13 Parabolics
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E2 5b  
14 The Laughing Biscuit
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E3 5c * 2
15 Silver Blades
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E5 6a *  
16 The Firkin Flyer
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E4 5c *  
17 Journey Without Maps
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E5 6a *  
18 Dum Dum
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E1 5b * 1
19 Pinned To The Sun E3 5c * 4
20 Who is barry pixyweed anyway?
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E2 5c * 1
21 Mississipi Mud Pie
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XS 4a  
22 Excerpts
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E1 5a  
23 Chocolate Jenga
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XS 5c  
24 Metropolis
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XS 5b  
25 Threadbare
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S 4a  
26 Teddy Bears Picnic
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VS 4c ** 1
Climb name Grade
27 Haven 17
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E3 5c **  
28 Thread City
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HVS 5b * 3
29 Analgesic
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VS 4b  
30 Hedgehog HVS 4c  
  Bifters Buttress
32 Take It To The Bridge E1 5a * 4
33 Laughing And Forgetting E3 6a *  
34 Frome The Sausage Tolls S 4a * 8
  Flimston Slab
36 Barney Rubble's Pipedream
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VS 4b 1
37 Brass in Pocket S 4a * 194
38 Flimston Slab VD ** 257
39 Fantastic Four S ** 42
40 Flimston Crack VD *** 273
41 Meet The Flintstones
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S 4a 1
42 Tideracer
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VS 4b 3
43 Range Rocks Keep Falling On My Head
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HS 4b 1
44 Emmenthal
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VD  
  Orbit Wall Area
46 Armadillo Armadillo
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D 2
47 Splashdown
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VD 1
  Trio Wall Area
49 Left Trio
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D 10
50 Central Trio
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VD 15
51 Right Trio
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S 9
52 Chimney Breasts
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VS 4c  
Climb name Grade
53 Triage
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VS 4c  
54 The Scorpion HVS 5a  
55 Watergate
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HVS 5a  
56 Broken Ankle
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VS 4c  
57 Cold Comfort
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VS 4c  
58 Arch Buttress
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S  
59 The Wasp
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HS 4b  
  Bow-Shaped Slab Area
61 Bomb Slab
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M 4
62 Bomb Corner
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D * 39
63 Inset Slab HS 4b ** 341
64 Bow-Shaped Slab HS 4a *** 674
65 Bow-Shaped Corner HS 4b *** 422
66 Shrapnel
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E4 6a  
67 Atlas E3 5c * 4
68 Eye Of Battle
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E4 6a *  
69 Crusty Clown
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S  
70 Bart
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D  
71 Otherwise Engaged
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E1 5b  
72 Big Pink
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VS 4b 4
73 Alibi
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HVS 5b  
74 Whiz Bang
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S 3
75 Sweetness And Light
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HVS 5a 2
76 Moody One
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HVS 5a  

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